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Champions Ride for Bicycle Safety 2017



The 3rd Annual Champions Ride for Bicycle Safety 2017 was held in Daytona, Florida on Sunday. The 60 mile bicycle ride is part of Alert Today Florida’s Every Life Counts campaign to promote bicycle safety. Scott Lagasse, Jr., spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation’s bicycle and pedestrian focused initiative, organized this Champions Ride for Bicycle Safety for the third year in a row. Alert Today Florida encourages everyone to enjoy the Florida sunshine by bike. Whether you ride for health, transportation, or recreation, here are some tips to help you stay safe on the road:

  • Always ride in the direction of traffic when riding on the roadway.
  • Use bike lights, front and rear, and wear bright colored or reflective clothing when riding at night.
  • Remember, your bike is your vehicle. Always signal your intentions when turning or changing lanes so drivers know what to expect.





Alert Today Florida Lifesavers


Alert Today Florida Lifesavers

Alert Today Florida Lifesavers – Florida Department of Transportation District Five Secretary Noranne Downs and District Five Champion for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Brenda Young recognize Steven Buck for his significant contribution to pedestrian and bicycle safety. Thanks to his initiative, all FDOT public meetings in Central Florida will feature our Alert Today Alive Tomorrow program videos to increase awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety. Thank you for being a lifesaver Steven!




Discover Your Role


Everyday in our journey we come in contact with hundreds of people and each one is someone’s son, daughter, wife, husband, father or mother. In this journey, we have our roles. May we never forget the critical role we play in ensuring their safety. When we know our roles and take actions, we can make a difference in pedestrian and bicycle safety.






Step It Up!
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities


The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

Physical activity is one of the most important things Americans can do to improve their health. Step it Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities recognizes the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. The purpose of the Call to Action is to increase walking across the United States by calling for improved access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll and by creating a culture that supports these activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Walking is an easy way to get moving! Check out this whiteboard animation featuring Surgeon General's Call to Action.




Alert Today Alive Tomorrow


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For program information:

Trenda McPherson
State Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Program Manager
FDOT Traffic Safety Office
605 Suwannee Street, MS 53
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450
Email: Trenda.McPherson@dot.state.fl.us
Tel(O): (850) 414-4025


As part of the FDOT Initiative, the “Alert Today Alive Tomorrow” campaign is being presented via TV, radio, social media, transit advertising, local education, and enforcement activities. The message that “Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident” is a reminder for all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road.